This lone pillar is around 27m high and really makes you feel small. I found it weird that a single random pillar was built to honour someone. It's an interesting site and worth the stop if you're in Alexandria.
About Pompey's Pillar
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Built by the Romans in 300 AD, this majestic pillar is one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected. The weight of the single piece of red Aswan granite is estimated at 285 tonnes. The column is 27 m high including its base and capital.
Easy access to visit this place within the city. Huge pillar standing proudly in the middle of the resident homes.
It's a must see & worth a visit attraction. Perfect of history lovers. One of the largest 30m ancient pillar ever erected. Take a few photos and learn about history.
It’s kind of surreal to find roman/pharaonic structures enclosed by residential area, not easy to find on your own either, but close to the Catacombs too. It’s a nice walk around, not mind blowing like Luxor, but a different era. There has been a lot...More
If you're in Alexandria you must visit this. Not expensive. And a significant historical location. You won't need a long time here.
Pompey’s Pillar is the only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt and is one of the largest ancient monoliths ever erected. This massive 30 m column rises above the debris of the ancient settlement of Rhakotis, the original township from which Alexandra grew. 2.7 m...More